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Scotland County votes to construct two fire substations
Scotland County Board of Commissioners ended a dispute over two long-delayed fire substations by deciding to build both buildings at the same time. The board agreed on Monday to build each station at its original size and cost with a 5-to-1 vote with Commissioner Guy McCook opposed to the action. County officials had considered building the substation on the south end of town before starting a second project on the north end, but that plan was meet by opposition from some county firefighters and residents. It is hoped the substations will provide extra fire protection and improve fire insurance rates.
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Crews rescue injured man from train tracks in Cabarrus County
Crews say a man was seriously injured on train tracks in Cabarrus County Wednesday morning. The Harrisburg Fire Department set up a rope system to rescue the man from the tracks on Speedrail Court. Firefighters say crews were making installations when some equipment fell and trapped the man's foot. Workers were able to remove the man and lift him out. He went to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast with a serious leg injury.
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Grandmother, grandson escape early-morning house fire in Huger
An early-morning fire destroyed a home in Huger, where firefighters remain on the scene working on hot spots. Dan Barb, Director of Berkeley County Emergency Services says crews were called to reports of a structure fire on Nat Drive, off of Cainhoy Road. When firefighters arrived, they found the two residents of the home, a grandmother and grandson, already outside the home, Cainhoy Deputy Fire Chief Steve Goodwin said. Firefighters say the grandson woke up after hearing a noise, saw flames and got his grandmother out of the burning home. Cainhoy and Charleston City Fire crews responded. Charleston County Dispatch says the Charleston Fire Department was called in to assist with the fire just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.
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Horry and Georgetown County agencies collaborate training to carry Narcan
Police agencies from both Horry and Georgetown Counties are getting together for training on the life-saving drug, Narcan. It's part of a long-term plan created by the Drug Task Force, a group of local agencies with a goal to fight the drug problem. Horry County formed a drug task force over a year ago. In late 2016, subcommittees were formed to focus on different drug-involved problems. Sgt. Tom DelPercio is with Horry County Police and the chairman of the law enforcement subcommittee for the heroin coalition. Sgt. DelPercio said the subcommittee has focused efforts on getting all police agencies to carry the drug Naloxone, known as Narcan. Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Horry County police have announced they will start carrying the life-saving drug. However, each must go through training with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, known as DHEC.
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8 people were displaced when tree fell onto Wellford home
Eight people were displaced when firefighters said a tree fell on a mobile home in Wellford Tuesday night. Firefighters with the Poplar Springs Fire Department said winds knocked down a tree that landed on the trailer on Millsbank Road. No one was hurt. The American Red said its volunteers are helping four adults and four children by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.
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